In a post to Facebook, Joey + Rory shared a special moment they had with the pastor that married them almost 14 years ago. In the photo below, we see Joey in her bed as the pastor prays with her during this difficult time.
Joey’s stage 4 cancer continues to chip away at her time on earth and she is living through the prayers and thoughts of her family and friends.
Joey’s husband Rory has been keeping their fans close to them during this time in his blog “This Life I Live”. His most recent post celebrated the birthday of their manager and long time friend Aaron, who’s life has paralleled Rory’s in very specific ways. Both men have gone through the pain and struggle of having their wives fight cancer. Aaron’s wife Jill recovered, while Rory is watching his wife continue in her fight. The couple, along with their beautiful daughter Indiana, have been keeping positive while the world watches their incredible spirit and determination to live in the moment.
Rory credits Aaron with the success Joey + Rory have found in their career.
“What we’ve been able to accomplish since Aaron started working with us had been nothing short of amazing. Though he is technically our manager, he doesn’t really manage us or our career. Not really. He just loves us.” Rory explains.
Joey + Rory will release their final album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, on Feb. 12.
Joey wanted to make sure that the album was finished, even though she was going through such a trying time. She trusts in her religion and knows God is there helping her along the way.
“People every day who don’t have cancer who are dealt with trials or family issues or whatever it might be … we need Him,” she says. “It doesn’t matter what it is, and when we think that we can get by on our own, we’re so wrong.”
In December, Joey + Rory got the thrilling news that they had been nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Country Duo / Group Performance’ category for their rendition of “If I Needed You.” The talented husband and wife duo are up against the Brothers Osborne; Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; Little Big Town; and Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe in the category.
Unable to attend the ceremony, Rory Feek revealed that daughters Heidi and Hopie, along with manager Aaron, traveled to Los Angeles to represent the musicians at the GRAMMYs. Sadly, the duo did not receive the honor— Little Big Town won for their performance of “Girl Crush.” Instead of being surrounded by glitz and glamour, Joey and Rory watched the awards program with their daughter Indiana and Joey’s close family members from the comfort of her room. We hope the couple enjoyed their night despite the results!